Democrat-Backed Darren Bailey Wins Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Primary

Illinois Democrats got the opponent they wanted for incumbent Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday, when state Sen. Darren Bailey won the Republican gubernatorial primary. The race was called by Bailey with about 33% of the votes counted. She got 53.5% of the vote with venture capitalist Jesse Sullivan getting 16.9% and former Aurora Mayor Richard […]

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Trump Tried to Join Jan. 6 Armed Mob Despite Threat of Violence, Former Aide Testifies

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top adviser to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, arrives to testify during the sixth hearing of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. at the Cannon House office building in Washington on June 28. .Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images US President Donald Trump was […]

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Marjorie Taylor Greene asks for Secret Service testimony, “own J6” hearing

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, said Tuesday that she could soon hold her “own” committee hearings on Jan. 6. Greene appears during a news conference in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on June 15, 2022. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said she could hold her “own” hearings on Jan. […]

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About 60 percent of Toronto’s nonprofit child care centers have opted for $10/day, with rebates not due to start until the fall.

About 60 percent of Toronto’s nonprofit child care centers opted into the federal government’s $10-a-day program before the Sept. 1 deadline, but uptake among for-profit centers has slowed. lagged behind. The most recent data reveals that 535 of the approximately 1,000 licensed operators in Toronto applied to participate in the program as of last week, […]

COVID-19 update for August 15: Britain first to approve Omicron’s adapted vaccine | Ikea shopper panics over Shanghai lockdown

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local news local health Health Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know about the coronavirus situation in BC and around the world. Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know about the coronavirus situation in BC and around the world. Photo by iStock/Getty Images Plus . […]

About 60 percent of nonprofit childcare centers in Toronto have now opted into the $10-a-day program, but rebates won’t start until the fall.

About 60 percent of Toronto’s nonprofit child care centers opted into the federal government’s $10-a-day program before the Sept. 1 deadline, but uptake among for-profit centers has slowed. lagged behind. The most recent data reveals that 535 of the approximately 1,000 licensed operators in Toronto applied to participate in the program as of last week, […]

Ford expands ‘strong mayor’ powers to more cities

Prime Minister Doug Ford will expand his government’s “strong mayor” legislation to other municipalities. Addressing municipal leaders in Ottawa this morning, on the first full day of events at the Ontario Association of Municipalities Conference, the premier said he would expand the new powers beyond Toronto and Ottawa. More than 1,700 officials representing municipalities and […]

Doug Ford touts more strong mayor powers for other cities

Premier Doug Ford promises the province’s municipal leaders that his powers will “be expanded” under the new strong mayor authority for Toronto and Ottawa. Speaking at the Ontario Association of Municipalities conference in Ottawa, Ford touted his bill that is designed to speed up housing construction in the province’s two largest cities. “Like most of […]

Proposed Calgary to Banff passenger train raises concerns with environmental groups | Canadian

Conservation advocates and experts are concerned a proposal for a Calgary-to-Banff passenger train is chugging along without addressing some key environmental issues in and around the national park. Liricon Capital Inc., the lead private-sector proponent, is touting it as a hydrogen-powered transportation solution with lower greenhouse gas emissions than driving. The company says it has […]

‘Unchartered territory’: Toronto family of child with rare disease raises $3M for therapy | Canadian

The Toronto family of four-year-old Michael Pirovolakis, the only child in Canada diagnosed with spastic paraplegia type 50, otherwise known as SPG50, has raised $3 million for gene therapy for their son. “This could change his life. It can make him so much better,” said Terry Pirovolakis, Michael’s father. The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) […]

A doctor’s dilemma – Macleans.ca

Drip, drip, drip. I watch the saline flow through the plastic tubing into my arm. The baby gives a reassuring kick just before another contraction hits. There is concern for possible placenta accreta, a condition where the placenta, instead of implanting nicely against the uterine wall, sends its tendrils deep into the uterus like a […]

China announces new drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan – China announced more military exercises in Taiwan as the autonomous island’s president met with members of a new US congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to renew tensions between Beijing and Washington just days after a similar visit by the president of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, angered China. Pelosi […]

Durham road closures for planned roadworks (Aug 15)

Avoid traffic jams before they happen: The Department of Transportation scheduled 42 closures in Durham on August 15 for roadworks on Highway 12, Highway 35/115, Highway 401, Highway 7, Highway 7/12 and the highway 7A. Northbound 12 Freeway between Northbound 7 Freeway interchange and Northbound 48 Freeway interchange: One alternate lane closed from August 15 […]